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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Lelia Addie Christian , 6 South 50 West

Lelia proved up 152 acres in section 6, 6S 50W and section 1, 6S 51W in 1915.
She proved up another 30 acres in 6S 51W in 1921.


Mechanicsville, Missouri "The Home of John W. Callison

On an unnumbered lot back of the blacksmith shop was a house built by Mr. John Morris and first used as a mill for grinding corn. When Mr. Elias Silvey bought lots 7, 8, and 9 and the adjoining acreage in 1890, he moved this house to the west side of the blacksmith shop and used it for a harness shop and later for a dairy. Mr. Gamble at one time was postmaster here. October 10, 1908, Mr. Silvey sold the house to his son-in-law, Mr. John W. Callison, who moved it back to its original position. Here he, his wife, Viola Silvey Callison, and their four daughters - Ival, Hazel, Myrtle, and Leavern - lived for several years."

The home of Mamie Tarbell Silvey and Grover Silvey was built on land which Grover inherited from his mother. In 1940 he took the house down in sections and moved it to Wentzville where he rebuilt it just as it had been.

She might be the Lelia A. Silvey in 1900 St. Charles County, Missouri, born November 1883, with parents Elias P. 51 and Jessie A., 43, farming. Ariola is 22, Susan 18, Lelia 16, Bessie E. 15, Alta A. 13, Grover C. 11, Roy G. 9, adn Kacy B. 5.

Lelia, per one tree, married Marvin Henry Christian on 28 December 1902 St. Charles County, Missouri.

Elias Preston Silvey 1856-1910 is buried in St. Charles County, # 160392797, with Jessie Ann (Howell:) Silvey 1856-1910.

Tacy Silvey of Wellston, Missouri, 22, married Paul Grotwell, 26 on December 26, 1916 in St. Louis County.


In 1880 Montgomery County, Missouri, David D. Clark is 41, Catharine 39, Thomas 19, Francis 16, Martha 14, Simon E. 12, Pleasant 11, Ellsworth 8, Edward A. 6, Oscar 5, and Luther D. 1.

Francis and John Paschel Christian married in 1882.

Francis (Clark) Christian 1863-1892 is buried in Montgomery County, # 143542044,.
William Christian was born December 1890, and in 1900 was living with grandmother Katherine Clark 59 born in Mississippi. One tree said he ws the son of J. F. CChristian and Frances Clark.
William is buried in Montgomery County, 1890-1956 # 123663665.

Marvin was born June 9, 1884 in Montgomery County, Missouri.

John P. Christian married Ida Gregory in 1897.
She might be the Ida Gregory in 1880 DeKalb County, MIssouri, 6, with James 31 and Amanda 29. James M. is 8 an Luella 2.

In 1900 Montgomery County, Henry W. Christian is a farm hand, born June 1884, with parents J.F. Oct 1868, Ida Dec 1874. Stella/Adella is 14, David 11, and Mary 9.

John and Ida are in Montgomery County in 1910, his second marriage -13 years, with Agnes 11, Roger P. 8, and Johnnie B. 4.

(Ida (Gregory) Christian 1871-1949 is buried in Montgomery County, # 1236663646, with John P. Christian 1860-1945 # 123663649. David 1886-1978 is buried in Montgomery County, # 120384787. Adelia (Christian) Branham 1886-1976 is also buried in Montgomery County # 123846747.)

Roger P. Christian 1902-1967 is buried in Mexico, Missouri # 101560194 "Son of John Paschel Christian and Ida S. Boswell Christian"

Lelia, per one tree, married Marvin Henry Christian on 28 December 1902 St. Charles County, Missouri.

He registered for WWI in Pueblo, working for the Denver and Rio Grande Railway, repairing tracks. Lelia was his reference, living at 315 Van Buren in Pueblo.

In 1920 Pueblo, Marvin Christian is 35, Lelia 37, with Leona 15, Delbert 13, and Alverta 4.

In 1930 Pueblo, Marvin Christian is 45, a car repairer, with Lelia 45, Leona 25, and Elbert 22, all born in Missouri. Alverta is 14, born in Colorado.

Marvin and Lelia are alone in 1940 Pueblo Colorado.

Marvin Henry Christian registered for WWII in Pueblo, employed at Colorado Fuel & Iron, living 323 Jackson St. His reference was E.G. Middlekamp, Jr at 31 Jackson Street.

Lelia A. Christian 1883-1976 is buried in Pueblo, Colorado # 100979517, with Marvin Henry Christian 1883-1956.

Delbert, born August 11, 1906, died in May 1984.

Delbert Christian, 26, married Daisy Marvian Maye Saxton on January 19, 1933 in Pueblo.
The FindaGrave listing # 100979514 has a death date of January 23, 1929....

THIS IS A DIFFERENT DELBERT - Delbert V. Christian, born in Kansas in 1920.
May 14, 1940 "Teddy Earl Christian, two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Christian of northwest of Eaton, died Monday at the home of his parents. Survivors include his parents, a brother, Merle, and a sister, Colleen. Graveside service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at Elwall cemetery In Johnstown."
# 138197183.

1944 Greeley "Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Christian and three children arrived at the week end from California to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Morris, parents of Mrs. Christian. Her brother, Donald Morris with his wife and three children came Sunday from California to add to the group"

July 1951 Greeley "A cornet trio played the salute to the colors. The trio was composed of Marilyn Benner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Benner; Merle Christian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Christian; and Darlene Whitman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whitman"
Leona F. Christian, 26, married Jack L. R. Fitzpatrick on June 4, 1930 in Pueblo.

February 2, 1982 " Veteran statehouse broadcast reporter Jack Fitzpatrick, the only man in Colorado ever to be declared a state landmark, died early Tuesday. He was 81.
A spokesman for KHOW radio, where Fitzpatrick worked until his retirement in 1980, said the dean of the statehouse reporters for several years suffered a massive heart attack at 5 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Leona."
The KHOW management only last December named its new newsrooms the Jack Fitzpatrick News Center.
Fitzpatrick, with the ever-present cigarette in his hand, was known for his curt statements at questionable news conferences held by some polititians. At one point he asked: 'Why the hell did you even bother to hold this thing?'
The Statehouse press room was named in Fitzpatrick's honor a few years ago, and in April 1980, Gov. Richard Lamm and William H. Hornby, then president of the Colorado Historical Society, signed a resolution certifying Fitzpatrick as a landmark in the State of Colorado.
The resolution noted that Fitzpatrick, also known as Jacques LeRoy Fitzpatrick, has been 'reviewed against each of the criteria established by the secetary of the interior to signify the significant heritage of the nation.'
'I am probably the first and last person who ever will be certified as a landmark,' Fitzpatrick said at the time.
Fitzpatrick, who began his career as a teenage copyboy for the Pueblo Chieftain, was the first broadcast journalist to cover the Capitol. He ventured into the Statehouse as a radio reporter for KLZ in 1931 after covering the Legislature for the Pueblo newpaper.
Retirement came up on March 12, 1970, when Fitzpatrick was a spry 70 years old and legislators honored him at a party. But Fitzpatrick was back at work the following day and the incident led to annual retirement parties for the veteran newsman.

J. Alberta Christian, 20, married E. Ford Swearingen on December 25, 1935 in Pueblo.

EDGAR FORD SWEARINGEN was born 25 Dec 1912 in Pueblo, CO, and died 1978 in Pueblo, CO.He married (JESSIE) ALVERTA CHRISTIAN 25 Dec 1935 in Pueblo, Co., daughter of CHRISTIAN.She was born 28 Jul 1915 in Pueblo, CO, and died 11 Aug 2000 in Pueblo, CO.
Cremation: 14 Nov 1979, Ashes of Edgar Ford were sprinkeled on Fred and Gladys Graves at Roselawn
Alverta 1915-2000 is buried in Pueblo, per # 149762517. Edgar Ford # 115871523>

Marvin's maternal uncle Thomas William Clark 1861-1917 homesteaded near Brandon, Colorado, was a county sheriff, and is buried in Prowers COunty, COlorado near Holly.

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